The Circle Of Life
In the beginning of creation, in the garden of Eden, there were two trees of significance. The tree of life would allow you to live forever. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil would cause you to die.
The instructions were clear. Do not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. We were to get our instruction and lordship from God Himself, who would walk with Adam every afternoon. Original sin is the first rebellion of mankind. When we rejected the wisdom of God and sought our own direction.
God has since been working a plan to restore what we have destroyed. God's plan is to restore all things and reconcile all things back to Himself.
Proverbs 3:18 NLT
“Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly.”
Wisdom is personified throughout the bible, as if it's a person we should be listening to, because wisdom has always been a person and is the same person we rejected in the beginning.
1 Corinthians 1:24 NLT
“But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.”
Jesus is the wisdom of God. Jesus is the living word, the eternal one who spoke from the beginning. We rejected the word (Jesus) in the beginning and He came to earth to save us.
John 1:12 NLT
“But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.”
Only as we humble ourselves and receive Jesus, do we receive the right to become children of God. The saving grace of God is activated in our lives when we turn back to Jesus and follow Him.
The next step is ours to complete the circle of life!